How often will she lay eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Percysmom, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Percysmom

    Percysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chicken Petunia just layed her first egg. How often do they usually lay once they start

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  2. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
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    I have a chicken named Petunia as well. She's a white easter egger. [​IMG] She started laying about three weeks ago and so far she's laid about 6 eggs a week, although I expect that to taper off a bit with darker days ahead. Depending on breed, you can expect anywhere from 3-6 eggs a week.
     
  3. Frenchchickens123

    Frenchchickens123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, depending on what breed she is but most will lay 5/6 eggs a week taking a days rest. In the winter most stop laying as they gnerally need more than 14 hours sunlight a day to lay. Last year I put a light in the coop to lengthen their day to keep them laying as mine had just started laying too and really wanted eggs. This year I have let them moult and stop laying as it is good to let them rest. Hope this helps :)
     
  4. Percysmom

    Percysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the information. I was so excited about the first egg that I took that picture. LOL She is a Rhode Island Red. She is 7 months old
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 layers, the only one I can be sure of that lays every day, in 3 weeks, I know she missed one day...she is my California White...one egg every single day, she lays the only white egg I get.
    But usually, you will get 5-6 eggs a week from a good hen....
     
  6. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Quote:It is a lovely egg! [​IMG]
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 chickens, but only 3 of them have started laying. One of them, Annabelle (Golden Comet) has laid for 27 days straight. I know this for a fact because my husband or I have been at home, and for almost 5 weeks, she was the only chicken laying at all. The girl needs a break! Now that two others are laying, I am hoping she will take a day off.
     

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